As of today, 18% of the target population of 7.8 million (representing 60% of Rwandan population) is fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Commenting on the development; the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije said that the number of vaccine recipients is a great milestone noting that the journey continues.
“The Government of Rwanda is doing the best we can to acquire the needed vaccines and we are grateful to different stakeholders who continue to contribute to the distribution of vaccines to our people. We aim to reach 30% of the target population by the end of this year,” he revealed.
So far; Rwanda has received 3,658,310 doses of COVID-19 vaccines through a variety of platforms including COVAX facility, African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT), bilateral agreements and Government direct purchases in partnership with the World Bank.
According to the Ministry of Health, Government efforts including vaccination activities have reduced the COVID-19 positivity rates from over 10% in July and August 2021 ‘to the currently manageable rate of less that 3% in September’.